- ANC employees have raised concerns over the upcoming 108th birthday celebrations
- After salaries were delayed last month, some feel the 'extravagant' affair should be downsized
- The ruling party, in stark contrast, is adamant that there is no cause for concern
The ANC will be throwing a massive birthday bash for its 108th anniversary in the Northern Cape.
While the ruling party tries to hype up the occasion, some full-time employees have raised their fears over their salary payments.
Staff lost out on promised increases and a hike in deductions saw employees bringing home less bacon, but the ANC promises this is not a crisis.
With the party looming, some are stressing about a possible repeat of the same old routine, with an insider saying that costs were incurred when debit orders went off on empty accounts:
“The party fails to factor in that such delays affect our payment of debts and, as a result, we find ourselves in further financial turmoil."
Pule Mabe, the party's national spokesperson, is adamant that there is no financial crisis, denying issues concerning the late payments, reports City Press.
Mabe insisted that any issues would be relayed to the employees in question, but not the media:
“The ANC does not owe an explanation to the media on how it relates to its staff; we don’t even know who among the staff told you that they were not paid because, from where we are sitting, we have never had that kind of crisis."
Mabe claimed that there had been rumours of an early payday ahead of Christmas, but this had not been the case and the payments were made on the usual date.
The ruling party, 'including those in the employment of the ANC', is now focused on the upcoming celebrations, according to the spokesperson.
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